Hue city lights up public places to attract more tourists
Update: Jun 13, 2018
The ancient imperial city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has mobilised social sources to light up its streets and tourist destinations at night during weekends and holidays to lure more visitors.

The Hue ancient imperial city plans to have areas surrounding Dai Noi (Imperial Citadel)
illuminated, as well as enhance lighting systems on walking streets along the Huong river

Since 2017, the city has established Chu Van An – Pham Ngu Lao – Vo Thi Sau walking streets. Relevant agencies also plan to have areas surrounding Dai Noi (Imperial Citadel) illuminated, as well as enhance lighting systems on walking streets along the Huong (Perfume) river.

Accordingly, Hue has installed about 4,000 LED light bulbs to increase luminous efficiency and save electricity. Up to 12,000 remaining bulbs need to be changed and 5,000 new ones will be added to the city’s parks, along the Huong river and new residential areas.

Hue recently launched a project to illuminate “Ky dai Hue” (Hue flag tower) with 1,000 LED bulbs, which is part of activities to preserve and promote the historical value of the tower. The lighting system was installed surrounding the historical site in a modern style, aiming to create a highlight for the city’s tourism at night.

In addition, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has carried out the re-enactment of cannon shooting, enabling tourists to contemplate one of the activities in the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

The project to lighting up Hue city was recently given a boost with EUR2 million (about US$2.6 million) sourced from Luxembourg’s energy and climate fund and EUR200,000 from the local budget. Accordingly, around 22,000 LED bulbs will be installed at the city’s public places.